AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Know Your Risks: Family Law, Fictitious Business Names, Privilege / Confidentiality, Subpoenas / Privilege, Testimony Under Oath and Child Abuse Reporting

One of the most important things for practitioners to know about family law involves the issue of child custody. More specifically, it [...]

Utah Nurse Refuses to be an “Agent” of the Utah Police

Throughout my many years of practicing law, I have presented seminars and programs about law and nursing practice.  Invariably, during [...]

Avoiding Exercise Equipment Injuries Saves Time, Aggravation and Money

Exercise equipment mishaps account for a frequent source of client injury, as well as client claims and lawsuits.  Many of these cases [...]

An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues For Mental Health Professionals (And How to Navigate Them)

Below is an outline, written by Attorney John M. Cox, that identifies common litigation issues for mental health professionals and [...]

Psychiatric Nurse and Mental Health Aides Responsible for Patient’s Injuries

Nursing literature has recently been reporting troublesome incidents of violence against nurses in hospitals and other health care [...]

Fitness Professionals Alert: Attention to Details Can Avoid Suit

Two relatively recent court decisions point out the need for health and fitness facilities and fitness professionals to not only adopt [...]

Breach of Confidentiality Claims

Therapists and counselors are expected to be keenly aware of their duty of confidentiality, but it is often the case that confidential [...]

Real Time Disciplinary Actions Against Nurse Aides and Nurse Assistants (CNAs)

As you know, your certification, registration or license as a CNA is administered and enforced by the regulatory agency in your state.  [...]

Michele Clark, Health Educator in Atlanta, GA

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of our insureds from the Atlanta, GA, area. Michele Clark is a Health Educator who completed a [...]

CPH & Associates Now Offers Cyber Liability Coverage for Mental and Allied Health Professionals

With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent, it is essential to understand the risk and protect your professional assets accordingly. [...]

Discharge Instructions and Liability

When a patient is discharged from a health care facility, the patient’s discharge instructions are an essential part of his care. When [...]

Fitness Professionals Beware: First Few Personal Training Sessions Can Lead to Injury and Suit

Personal training services are sometimes offered to new health and fitness facility clients on a free or reduced fee basis at least for [...]

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